Album Releases by Score

The Fame Monster 1.

The Fame Monster

by Lady Gaga
November 23, 2009
The New York-born singer releases an eight track album inspired by her current fame.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.9
Merriweather Post Pavilion 2.

Merriweather Post Pavilion

by Animal Collective
January 20, 2009
The ninth album from the rock group was produced by Ben Allen.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.5
Relapse 3.

Relapse

by Eminem
May 19, 2009
The Detroit rapper returns with his first album in five years, which features guest appearances by 50 Cent and producer Dr. Dre.
Metascore:
59
User Score:
8.2
The Resistance 4.

The Resistance

by Muse
September 15, 2009
The fifth album for the English rock trio was produced entirely by the band.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
8.1
No Line On The Horizon 5.

No Line On The Horizon

by U2
March 3, 2009
The 12th studio album for the Irish rock band was produced with Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois, and Steve Lillywhite.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
8.1
Rated R 6.

Rated R

by Rihanna
November 23, 2009
The fourth studio album for the R&B singer from Barbados features Slash, will.i.am, and Young Jeezy as guest artists.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.2
21st Century Breakdown 7.

21st Century Breakdown

by Green Day
May 15, 2009
The eighth studio album for the band was produced by Butch Vig.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
8.1
For Your Entertainment 8.

For Your Entertainment

by Adam Lambert
November 23, 2009
The runner-up in season eight of American Idol releases his debut album.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
8.3
xx 9.

xx

by The xx
October 6, 2009
This is the debut album for the South London quartet.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.8
Man On The Moon: The End Of Day 10.

Man On The Moon: The End Of Day

by Kid Cudi
September 15, 2009
The debut album for the Cleveland-born who helped cowrite four tracks on Kayne West's "808s & Heartbreak."
Metascore:
71
User Score:
8.8
Backspacer 11.

Backspacer

by Pearl Jam
September 20, 2009
The ninth studio album for the Seattle-based alt rock band was produced with Brendan O'Brien.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.8
Scream 12.

Scream

by Chris Cornell
March 10, 2009
The latest solo album for the singer/guitarist was produced by Timberland and Jerome "J-Roc" Harmon.
Metascore:
42
User Score:
4.2
Humbug 13.

Humbug

by Arctic Monkeys
August 25, 2009
The third album for the British band was co-produced by Josh Homme and James Ford.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.4
Black Gives Way To Blue 14.

Black Gives Way To Blue

by Alice in Chains
September 29, 2009
The band's first album in more than 14 years was produced with Nick Raskulinecz and features new lead singer William DuVall (original singer Layne Staley died in 2002).
Metascore:
69
User Score:
8.8
Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel 15.

Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel

by Mariah Carey
September 29, 2009
The 12th studio album for the singer was produced with L.A. Reid, Tricky Stewart, and The-Dream.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
7.5
Raditude 16.

Raditude

by Weezer
November 3, 2009
The latest album for the California rock band features a guest appearance by Lil Wayne.
Metascore:
57
User Score:
5.9
Veckatimest 17.

Veckatimest

by Grizzly Bear
May 26, 2009
The third album for the Brooklyn-based indie-rock band.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.8
brand new eyes 18.

brand new eyes

by Paramore
September 29, 2009
The follow-up to the band's second album was produced by Rob Cavallo.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.1
The Blueprint 3 19.

The Blueprint 3

by Jay-Z
September 8, 2009
After seven years, the final album of his Blueprint series is finally released.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
7.2
The E.N.D. 20.

The E.N.D.

by The Black Eyed Peas
June 9, 2009
The Black Eyed Peas return to release its first studio album in five years.
Metascore:
60
User Score:
6.2
Graffiti 21.

Graffiti

by Chris Brown
December 8, 2009
The third album for the R&B singer features Game, Lil Wayne, Lupe Fiasco, Plies, Swizz Beatz, Trey Songz, Eva Simons, and Tank as his guest singers.
Metascore:
39
User Score:
5.0
Hospice 22.

Hospice

by The Antlers
August 18, 2009
This is the second album for the Peter Silberman-led band.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.8
Crack The Skye 23.

Crack The Skye

by Mastodon
March 24, 2009
The fourth album from the Atlantia, Georgia rock band features songs about the murder of Rasputin.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.9
Them Crooked Vultures 24.

Them Crooked Vultures

by Them Crooked Vultures
November 17, 2009
The debut album for the supergroup composed of the Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl, Queens Of The Stone Age's Josh Homme, and Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.8
Monoliths & Dimensions 25.

Monoliths & Dimensions

by Sunn O)))
May 26, 2009
The metal band worked with composer Eyvind Kang on its seventh album, which features Australian guitar player Oren Ambarchi, vocalists Attila Csihar, Jessika Kenney, Earth's Dylan Carlson, and trombonists Julian Priester and Stuart Dempster as guest artists.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
6.8
Play On 26.

Play On

by Carrie Underwood
November 3, 2009
The third album for the multi-award winning country singer was again produced by Mark Bright.
Metascore:
54
User Score:
5.7
Lungs 27.

Lungs

by Florence + the Machine
October 20, 2009
The debut album for the band led by Florence Welch was produced by Paul Epworth, James Ford and Steve Mackay.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.9
She Wolf 28.

She Wolf

by Shakira
November 23, 2009
The Colombian singer releases her third English-language album, which reunites her with Wyclef Jean, who appeared on their number one single "Hips Don't Lie."
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.7
Tonight: Franz Ferdinand 29.

Tonight: Franz Ferdinand

by Franz Ferdinand
January 27, 2009
The third album for the UK rock band was produced by Dan Carey.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
8.5
The High End Of Low 30.

The High End Of Low

by Marilyn Manson
May 26, 2009
Twiggy Ramirez returns to the band on its seventh studio album, produced with Sean Beavan and Chris Vrenna.
Metascore:
58
User Score:
7.2
It's Blitz 31.

It's Blitz

by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
March 31, 2009
The third album for the New York band was produced by Nick Launay and Dave Sitek.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.3
Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix 32.

Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

by Phoenix
May 26, 2009
The fourth album for the French rock band was produced with Philippe Zdar.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.8
Working On A Dream 33.

Working On A Dream

by Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
January 27, 2009
Springsteen's latest solo album is the fourth time he has worked with producer Brendan O'Brien.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.9
I Look To You 34.

I Look To You

by Whitney Houston
August 31, 2009
The multi-award winning singer returns to release her first album in seven years.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
8.4
It's Not Me, It's You 35.

It's Not Me, It's You

by Lily Allen
February 10, 2009
The follow-up to her 2007 debut album was produced by Greg Kurstin.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
8.1
The Hazards Of Love 36.

The Hazards Of Love

by The Decemberists
March 24, 2009
The Portland, Oregon, indie band's fifth album features guest appearances by Lavender Diamond's Becky Stark, My Brightest Diamond's Shara Worden, My Morning Jacket's Jim James, Robyn Hitchcock, and the Spinanes' Rebecca Gates.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.5
Sounds Of The Universe 37.

Sounds Of The Universe

by Depeche Mode
April 21, 2009
The first album to be released by EMI in the US (previously Warner Music had US rights) for the English alt-electronic band.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
7.4
Together Through Life 38.

Together Through Life

by Bob Dylan
April 28, 2009
The latest release for the singer/songwriter was produced by Jack Frost.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.7
Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt. II 39.

Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt. II

by Raekwon
September 8, 2009
The Wu-Tang Clan-member releases his fourth solo album featuring such artists as his fellow Wu-Tang Clan members, Jadakiss, Beanie Sigel, Lyfe Jennings, Styles P, Busta Rhymes, and Slick Rick.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.7
The Eternal 40.

The Eternal

by Sonic Youth
June 9, 2009
The double album from the punk legends was produced by John Agnello.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.1
Abnormally Attracted To Sin 41.

Abnormally Attracted To Sin

by Tori Amos
May 19, 2009
The latest release for the singer-songwriter is her first independent album after ending her contract with Epic Records.
Metascore:
62
User Score:
8.6
Bitte Orca 42.

Bitte Orca

by Dirty Projectors
June 9, 2009
The latest album for the Brooklyn-based indie band is its first on the Domino Records label.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.5
Glasvegas 43.

Glasvegas

by Glasvegas
January 6, 2009
The Scottish band's debut album was produced by Rich Costey and lead singer James Allen.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.4
This Is War 44.

This Is War

by Thirty Seconds to Mars
December 8, 2009
The Jared Leto-led rock band releases its third album produced with Flood and Steve Lillywhite.
Metascore:
57
User Score:
7.7
Love vs Money 45.

Love vs Money

by The-Dream
March 10, 2009
The second album for the producer/singer was produced with Chrstopher "Tricky" Stewart and features guest appearances by Kanye West, Mariah Carey, and Lil Jon.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.8
Lines, Vines and Trying Times 46.

Lines, Vines and Trying Times

by Jonas Brothers
June 16, 2009
The pop group's fourth album features Miley Cyrus, Common, and Jonny Long.
Metascore:
56
User Score:
3.1
All I Ever Wanted 47.

All I Ever Wanted

by Kelly Clarkson
March 10, 2009
The American Idol winner releases her fourth album.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
6.7
Invaders Must Die 48.

Invaders Must Die

by The Prodigy
March 3, 2009
The first album for the electronic duo in four years features Dave Grohl and James Rushent as guest musicians.
Metascore:
60
User Score:
8.8
Embryonic 49.

Embryonic

by The Flaming Lips
October 13, 2009
The latest album for the rock band features guest appearances by MGMT, the Yeah Yeah Yeah's Karen O, and German mathematician, Dr. Thorsten Wormann.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.7
Actor 50.

Actor

by St. Vincent
May 5, 2009
Annie Clark's second album was produced with John Congleton.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.8
Ocean Eyes 51.

Ocean Eyes

by Owl City
July 28, 2009
This is the second full-length album for the Minnesota-born electronic artist.
Metascore:
53
User Score:
7.1
Octahedron 52.

Octahedron

by The Mars Volta
June 23, 2009
The fifth album for the rock band is its first with Warner Bros.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
8.0
West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum 53.

West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum

by Kasabian
June 9, 2009
The third studio album for the British band was produced by Dan the Automator.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
8.4
World Painted Blood 54.

World Painted Blood

by Slayer
November 3, 2009
Greg Fidelman and Rick Rubin produced the latest disc for the thrash metal band.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.4
Ursa Major 55.

Ursa Major

by Third Eye Blind
August 17, 2009
The fourth album for the alternative rock band from San Francisco is its first album since being dropped by Atlantic Records (which had taken over Elektra's roster of bands).
Metascore:
65
User Score:
8.4
Tarot Sport 56.

Tarot Sport

by Fuck Buttons
October 20, 2009
The second album for the rock duo from Bristol was produced by Andrew Weatherall.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.1
Daisy 57.

Daisy

by Brand New
September 22, 2009
This is the fourth full-length album for the Long Island, New York, rock band.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.2
Monsters Of Folk 58.

Monsters Of Folk

by Monsters Of Folk
September 22, 2009
This is the debut album for the band formed by Conor Oberst, Jim James, Mike Mogis, and M. Ward.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.7
BLACKsummers'night 59.

BLACKsummers'night

by Maxwell
July 7, 2009
The first album for the singer since 2001's "Now" is part of a planned trilogy (the next two albums to be named BlackSUMMERS'night and Blacksummers'NIGHT).
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.7
Wilco (The Album) 60.

Wilco (The Album)

by Wilco
June 30, 2009
The seventh album for the rock group was produced with Jim Scott.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.0
Ten [Reissue] 61.

Ten [Reissue]

by Pearl Jam
March 24, 2009
The rerelease of the debut album for the grunge band is the part of a planned rerelease of the rest of its albums, leading up to its 20th anniversary in 2011.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.8
La Roux 62.

La Roux

by La Roux
September 29, 2009
Elly Jackson and Ben Langmaid release their debut album, which has been nominated for the 2009 Mercury Prize.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.4
Dragonslayer 63.

Dragonslayer

by Sunset Rubdown
June 23, 2009
The third album for the Spencer Krug-led project is its first with newest member Mark Nicol.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.8
Fall Be Kind [EP] 64.

Fall Be Kind [EP]

by Animal Collective
December 15, 2009
The five-track EP is the second release for the year for the rock trio.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.1
Battle Studies 65.

Battle Studies

by John Mayer
November 17, 2009
The singer-songwriter's latest album was co-produced with Steve Jordan.
Metascore:
64
User Score:
7.5
Phrazes For The Young 66.

Phrazes For The Young

by Julian Casablancas
November 3, 2009
This is the solo debut for the Strokes lead singer.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
8.8
Horehound 67.

Horehound

by The Dead Weather
July 14, 2009
Jack White plays drums and produced this album for the band headed by The Kills' Alison Mosshart, which also includes The Raconteurs' Jack Lawrence and Queens of the Stone Age's Dean Fertita.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.2
Two Suns 68.

Two Suns

by Bat for Lashes
April 7, 2009
The second album for the singer was produced by David Kosten and features guest appearances by Yeasayer and Scott Walker.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.4
The Fray 69.

The Fray

by The Fray
February 3, 2009
The follow-up to the Colorado quartet's twice-platinum debut album was produced by Aaron Johnson and Mike Flynn.
Metascore:
56
User Score:
7.2
The Element Of Freedom 70.

The Element Of Freedom

by Alicia Keys
December 15, 2009
The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter releases her fourth studio album.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
7.8
Kris Allen 71.

Kris Allen

by Kris Allen
November 17, 2009
This is the first major label album for the winner of the eighth season of American Idol.
Metascore:
52
User Score:
6.4
Live At Reading 72.

Live At Reading

by Nirvana
November 3, 2009
The entire performance by Nirvana at 1992's Reading Festival is released both as a CD and DVD.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
8.8
Leave This Town 73.

Leave This Town

by Daughtry
July 14, 2009
The American Idol contestant returns with his band's follow-up to its Grammy-nominated self-titled debut.
Metascore:
59
User Score:
4.2
Primary Colours 74.

Primary Colours

by The Horrors
May 5, 2009
The second album for the British rock band was produced by Portishead's Geoff Barrow.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.8
Welcome To Mali 75.

Welcome To Mali

by Amadou & Mariam
March 24, 2009
The African duo met at a school for the blind and have since written a song for the 2006 World Cup and their latest album features production by Damon Albarn.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.1
The Empyrean 76.

The Empyrean

by John Frusciante
January 27, 2009
The 10th solo album for the Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist features Flea and Johnny Marr as guest artists.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
8.9
Album 77.

Album

by Girls
September 22, 2009
This is the debut album for the San Francisco-based duo of Christopher Owens and Chet White.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.1
Shaka Rock 78.

Shaka Rock

by Jet
August 25, 2009
Chris "Frenchie" Smith produces the Australian hard rock band's third album.
Metascore:
51
User Score:
5.4
The Ecstatic 79.

The Ecstatic

by Mos Def
June 9, 2009
The fourth solo album for the rapper/actor features Talib Kweli, Slick rick, and Georgia Anne Muldrow as guest artists.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.7
Big Whiskey And The GrooGrux King 80.

Big Whiskey And The GrooGrux King

by Dave Matthews Band
June 2, 2009
The rock band's latest album was produced by Rob Cavallo and is its first album without saxophonist LeRoi Moore, who died in the summer of 2008.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
8.1
Manners 81.

Manners

by Passion Pit
May 19, 2009
The debut full-length album for the Massachusetts indie-rock band.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.7
Fantasies 82.

Fantasies

by Metric
April 14, 2009
The fourth album for the indie-rock band was mixed by John O'Mahony.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.8
Kingdom Of Rust 83.

Kingdom Of Rust

by Doves
April 7, 2009
The fourth album for the British rock band was co-produced with Dan Austin and John Leckie.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.8
Just Like You 84.

Just Like You

by Allison Iraheta
December 1, 2009
The top female finisher on the eighth season of American Idol releases her debut album.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
8.6
Waking Up 85.

Waking Up

by OneRepublic
November 17, 2009
This is the second album for the Grammy-nominated rock band from Colorado.
Metascore:
61
User Score:
7.9
Sonic Boom 86.

Sonic Boom

by Kiss
October 5, 2009
This is the first album in over 11 years for the metal band.
Metascore:
57
User Score:
7.5
Crash Love 87.

Crash Love

by AFI
September 29, 2009
The eighth full-length album for the rock band was produced by Joe McGrath and Jacknife Lee.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
7.3
Far 88.

Far

by Regina Spektor
June 23, 2009
The Russian-born singer-songwriter's latest album was produced by Jeff Lynne, Mike Elizondo, David Kahne and Garret "Jacknife" Lee.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.8
Yes 89.

Yes

by Pet Shop Boys
April 21, 2009
The latest album for the dance music duo was produced with Xenomania.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
8.4
Fever Ray 90.

Fever Ray

by Fever Ray
March 24, 2009
The Knife's Karin Dreijer Andersson releases her solo album under the name Fever Ray.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.8
Wrath 91.

Wrath

by Lamb of God
February 24, 2009
The Virginian metal band's follow-up to its Grammy-nominated 2006 album, "Sacrament," was produced by Josh Wilbur.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.8
Noble Beast 92.

Noble Beast

by Andrew Bird
January 20, 2009
This is the latest solo album for the singer/songwriter.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.7
Cosmic Egg 93.

Cosmic Egg

by Wolfmother
October 26, 2009
The second album for the Australian rock band was produced by Alan Moulder.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
7.7
I And Love And You 94.

I And Love And You

by The Avett Brothers
September 29, 2009
Rick Rubin produces the latest album for the North Carolina band.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.6
No More Stories Are Told Today I'm Sorry They Washed Away No More Stories the World Is Grey I'm Tired Let's Wash Away 95.

No More Stories Are Told Today I'm Sorry They Washed Away No More Stories the World Is Grey I'm Tired Let's Wash Away

by Mew
August 25, 2009
The fifth album for the Danish band was produced by Rich Costey.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.8
One Love 96.

One Love

by David Guetta
August 25, 2009
The fourth album for the French producer/DJ features such guests as Kelly Rowland, Akon, will.i.am, Ne-Yo, and Estelle.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
7.3
Post-Nothing 97.

Post-Nothing

by Japandroids
August 4, 2009
This is the debut full-length album for the indie-rock duo from Vancouver, Canada.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.5
Battle For The Sun 98.

Battle For The Sun

by Placebo
June 9, 2009
The sixth album for the London-based rock trio was produced by Dave Bottrill and is the band's first album with new drummer, Steve Forrest (original drummer Steve Hewitt parted company in 2007).
Metascore:
62
User Score:
8.4
The Century Of Self 99.

The Century Of Self

by ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
February 17, 2009
The sixth full-length album for the rock band from Texas is its first on the Richter Scale/Justice label.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
8.4
Billy Talent III 100.

Billy Talent III

by Billy Talent
September 22, 2009
The third studio album (under the Billy Talent name) for the Canadian band was produced by Brendan O'Brien.
Metascore:
45
User Score:
8.0
Highs and Lows
Highest of the Month
  1. 96

    Pylon Box [Box Set] - Pylon

    • Release Date: Nov 6, 2020
  2. 86

    Good News - Megan Thee Stallion

    • Release Date: Nov 20, 2020
    • User Score: 6.7
  3. 85

    A Mythology of Circles - Faten Kanaan

    • Release Date: Nov 13, 2020
  4. 84

    Lamentations - William Basinski

    • Release Date: Nov 13, 2020
  5. 83

    Because of a Flower - Ana Roxanne

    • Release Date: Nov 13, 2020
Lowest of the Month
  1. 58

    Cyr - The Smashing Pumpkins

    • Release Date: Nov 27, 2020
    • User Score: 6.9
  2. 67

    Return to Greendale - Neil Young & Crazy Horse

    • Release Date: Nov 6, 2020
  3. 72

    5EPs - Dirty Projectors

    • Release Date: Nov 20, 2020
  4. 72

    DISCO - Kylie Minogue

    • Release Date: Nov 6, 2020
    • User Score: 8.9
  5. 74

    Confetti - Little Mix

    • Release Date: Nov 6, 2020
    • User Score: 9.5